Frequently Asked Questions
Q. We hear that 1source is getting into too much. Advising everyone and their dog, writing apps, talking about brand equity, and even making animated movies. Are you guys crazy?
A. Erm, well, yes we are...but only on weekdays.
Q. OK, what about all this eyeball applauding stuff? Are you guys a bunch of blinking misanthropes or what?
A. Don’t get too snippy now (we see what you did there!). Here’s the official line: We are working on new versions of Athena and Modula; a pair of data visualisation tools that are so stylish and cutting edge in their design and execution that the casual observer (yeah that’s you!) is in danger of said spontaneous eye reaction. On the other hand, if you’re a seasoned veteran, you may merely be moved to tears of joy. Either way… eyeballs are going to be affected. Enough said.
Q. How can you tell that we’re not in a parallel universe where geeks are cool and boy bands are laughable?
A. Obviously, you’ve figured out our secret. We ARE in a parallel universe… and boy bands are laughable (cue faux maniacal laughter... muhahaha!) If you can’t tell then you obviously have bigger problems to worry about. If you can tell then you obviously have bigger problems to worry about. Either way we rule (in spite of our geekiness).
Q. Who are you guys?
A. 1source is Victor Okigbo, Bim Adegoke, Olumide Omolayo, Saheed Bolarinwa, Dipo Adegbite, Olakunle Makanjuola and many others who are too strange or just too shy to be mentioned.
Q. Where have we met you before?
A. You probably haven’t. We rarely let victor out in public these days. He was always turning up in the papers. Now we’ve got him in the labs working on “brand fingerprints” or whatever and the rest of us are too cool for us to have ever met. Our clubs are not like your clubs… heh heh heh.
Q. Ok, so you’re stuck on a desert island, what Non Tech things would you have to have with you to make the ordeal bearable?
A. Easy this one (in spite of the have to have): Victor – Star Trek (I to XI) AND TS Eliot (Collected Works Of). Olumide – The Bible and Concordance. Dipo – a lifetime supply of plantain chips, Bim – loads of sunscreen with aloe vera, Saheed – not looking up from MODULA, the collected works Niklaus Wirth. Olakunle as usual just looks cool.
Q. What are your favourite words?
A. Brilliant. Consider, immensity, innumerable, possibly a billion, cascade and of course wow. We could add cellar door, badassery and gauche but that might be redundant or even a little, well… gauche.
Q. Ok, so you’re stuck on a desert island…
A. Wait a minute… didn’t you just ask that?
Q. Not like this… so relax. Ok, so you’re stuck on a desert island with only a computer for company. What software must you absolutely have?
A. Ok. Didn’t see that one coming at all. Victor – Office. Olumide – a compiler so he can write his own. Dipo – Angry Birds. Ini – Adobe Premiere. Saheed has still not looked up from MODULA.
Q. Are you an IT consulting firm?
A. Can you handle the truth? We are. Wait! Still your plaintive cries of woe and hear us… unlike a lot of consulting firms, we really like solving problems. Not drawing them out forever! (Couldn’t resist the dig). We also happen to love the science AND the art of technology. Brain-meltingly difficult information management problems are what we specialise in. You will know when you find yourself in one because you’ll feel your brain melting obviously.
Q. How Do We Contact You?
A. Well, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you could drop in for a visit if you can find out secret fortress. We will do our best to get back to you, but things get pretty hectic and we are regularly plagued by Reticulating Splines (If you have to ask, you’ll never know!). You'll increase your chances of a response from us if you show some love, keep your mail short and sweet and have a genuinely interesting project.
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